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Guide to New Delhi Now

Frédéric Lagrange The platform at the Connaught Place Metro station. Dress by Diane von Furstenberg.

Photo: Frédéric Lagrange

The capital of India has become the capital of its collective ambition—in fashion, business, government, and more.

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Destinations: Delhi · New Delhi

Inspired by: Delhi's New Beauty — by Peter Jon Lindberg, Published Sep. 2008

Hotels (4)

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    Park Hotel New Delhi

    If the Imperial encapsulates Delhi’s past, the Park offers a vivid glance into Delhi’s future—and the future looks uncannily like Miami Beach cross

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    The Oberoi, New Delhi

    Delhi’s top business hotel is also an Indian society favorite, and the nightly arrivals in the lobby attests as much; several excellent restaurants

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    The Imperial New Delhi

    A tasteful colonial theme park, this Art Deco icon—built in 1936, at the arrogant height of the Raj—is soaked with the ambiance of what writer Ranj

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    Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

    Because of its proximity to the diplomatic and political center of the capital, this stately hotel is firmly rooted in showcasing Indian luxury, ev... More

Restaurants (4)

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    Tabula Rasa

    Part of a new generation of Delhi's restaurants, Tabula Rasa serves dishes from every continent: African chicken stew, Australian lamb, Brazilian p

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    Dakshin

    Entirely worth the 30- to 40-minute drive down from Connaught Place and central Delhi, this hotel restaurant has improbably become a haunt of in-th

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    Smoke House Grill

    A gimmick that works: almost every dish on this bar-restaurant’s Indo-Euro fusion menu is cold-smoked, using a variety of woods from cider to hicko

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    Threesixty

    Purportedly India’s highest-grossing restaurant and certainly one of the smartest, this upstart at the Oberoi has beguiling interiors (striking fuc

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Activities (12)

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    Noor Jehan

    Come in for brightly colored shawls made of kashgar, a fine sheer cashmere gauze.

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    Ogaan

    The stall stocks opulently embroidered dresses from Gaurav Gupta, silk chiffon tops from Gauri & Nainika, and Pashma-brand cashmere stoles.

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    Manish Arora Fish Fry

    Wildly inventive designer Manish Arora samples global imagery for his embroidered and patchwork clothing in his Fish Fry collection. Snap up a pair

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    Santushti Shopping Complex

    The most elegant “mall” in town, Santushti’s dozen-odd boutiques set in terracotta–roofed bungalows surround a verdant magnolia-and-palm-shaded cou

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    Anokhi

    One of India's most celebrated brands offers Rajasthani block-printed linens and clothing in tasteful florals and paisleys at ridiculously low pric

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    Good Earth

    Stop in for chic, often whimsical furniture, kitchenware, and china, as well as delicious-smelling bath products.

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    Silverline

    Started in the 1970's, this family-run wholesale jewelry firm offers outstanding quality and value. Silver is the focus, along with precious and se

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    Ranna Gill

    The fashionable Khan Market is an upscale setting for Indian designer Ranna Gill’s contemporary women's clothing store. Her designs blend Indian st

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    Olive Beach

    This enormously popular nightspot originally set up in South Delhi but has since relocated to the white-gravel-strewn grounds of the Hotel Diplomat

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    Lodi Garden

    One of the world's greatest urban parks, the treetops are aflutter with birds: black drongos, Indian tree pies, mynahs, red-vented bulbuls. The par

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    Central Ridge

    The 2,134-acre reserve in the center of Delhi is populated with jackals and wild boar.

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